Former site of the country's largest producer of aircraft engines during WW1.
Three main work sites in the Boultham area of the city were used by Ruston, Proctor & Co Ltd for aviation related activities. The Spike Island Works focused on aero engine production; Boultham Works produced aircraft; and the Anchor Street Works undertook aircraft related woodworking.
Types built included: BE2cs; Sopwith 1½ Strutters; Sopwith Camels; and Sopwith Snipes. The company was the country’s largest producer of aircraft engines during World War I and produced over 2,000 aircraft.